Location: Southeast Asia
Audience: Health and service providers, Policy makers and legislators, Program designers and implementers
This study used interviews with Vietnamese health workers and hospital staff to gain insight into staff experiences with implementation of early essential newborn care (EENC) guidelines after participating in training and coaching initiatives. The interviews revealed common themes, including improved health staff and mother satisfaction and the importance of facilitators to implementation, as well as clarified barriers to successful implementation such as staff shortages and skepticism. The findings contribute to literature that can inform the development of competencies to form and sustain recommended EENC practices among health staff.